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International Day of Happiness

This Is What Happiness Looks Like In One Photo

Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living

If you could describe happiness in one word, what would it be? What about in one photo? In honor of International Happiness Day earlier this month,...

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

So the next time you find yourself heading out on a shopping spree to lift your mood, why not put that money towards a flight instead? Here are 11 ways in which travel can make you happier:

Man With Severe Disabilities Teaches Us Lesson In Perspective: 'It Could Always Be Worse'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. In a YouTube video he posted on Wednesday, 20-year-old Peter Foster promotes a message of optim...

How Do We Measure Happiness In An Unequal World?

Quartz | Cassie Werber | Posted 03.23.2015 | World

Today, March 20, was dubbed International Happiness Day by the United Nations back in 2012. Designating a day for a state of mind was designed to reco...

How A Snack Bar Inspired 1 Million Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

Who knew a company that makes snack bars would spur so many people to kindness? For the past decade, Kind -- yup, we're talking about the snack bar...

Jonathan Groff Reveals What Makes Him The Happiest

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.20.2015 | Gay Voices

"Looking" hunk Jonathan Groff took to the stage of FOX 5's Good Day New York to honor the U.N.-sanctioned International Day of Happiness with a stunni...

34 Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Many of us are guilty of thinking that joy is a journey. We'll achieve happiness, we tell ourselves, if we accomplish a goal five years from now. We'l...

This Author Proves It's The Small Moments That Are The Most Meaningful

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living

In an effort to cope with some of his darkest days in 2008, author Neil Pasricha started 1,000 Awesome Things. The blog quickly became a place that he...

7 Ways to Celebrate International Day of Happiness

Randy Taran | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News
Randy Taran

So here's an invitation - why not make this International Day of Happiness the start of a 21- day challenge and commit to growing your inner resources so you can enjoy greater well-being?

This Is What A Small Moment Of Happiness Looks Like

Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

24 Daily Moments of Happiness

Shannon Oliver | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Shannon Oliver

8. The hilarious text your friend sends you. Maybe it's a dream she had about you. Maybe it's a really ugly picture of her face. Maybe it's the poop emoji. I hope you have friends like mine, or else this could sound weird.

String Cover Of 'Happy' Is Too Perfect For International Day of Happiness

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment

Today is International Day of Happiness. Coincidentally, there happens to be a very popular song by Pharrell Williams practically everywhere right now...

WATCH: What The U.S. Can Learn From Bhutan

Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Many Americans may not have ever heard of Bhutan, but Ben Henretig, author of "The Happiest Place," thinks it's time for that to change. In an inte...

The Smiliest Countries On Earth According To Instagram Photos

Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel

In honor of the International Day of Happiness, Jetpac did a little investigation into the happiest places on Earth. By looking at data compiled f...

17 Little Things In Life That Make You Absolutely Euphoric

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 03.20.2014 | Good News

Your online date ditched you. You feel like you blew it in your big meeting. Sometimes, the rat race can be all too much. But guess what: Life isn't s...

This Chart Will Take You From Grumpy To Happy In Just A Few Minutes

Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Dogs, babies and Beyoncé... what else does anyone need in order to turn their mood around? Whether it's puppies playing in a ball pit or a tune yo...

27 Things You Need To Know About Happiness

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

We all have different ideas of how to achieve total bliss. For some it's in the company of loved ones, for others it's following their passions -- but...

4 Ways To Have A Happier Day

Megan McDonough | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

Popular advertising depicts that happiness comes in the form of flat abs, wrinkle-free skin or the right clothes that make you cool, hip, and happening. Thankfully, none are necessary for happiness. How about celebrating your body just as it is -- a perfect doorway to happiness?

This Is What 100 Days Of Happiness Looks Like

Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Carolyn Gregoire

Are We Happy Yet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Rain was pouring down in New York City as Gretchen Rubin hopped on a city bus and settled in for a long ride, taking the opportunity to enjoy a moment...

Happiness Now: What Do the U.N., Pharrell and Ellen Have in Common?

Randy Taran | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

As the stresses of society approach critical mass, and conversations like The Third Metric gain momentum, even entire countries are adopting measures for well-being and gross national happiness. Join the global movement to expand the happiness in your life and in the lives of those around you.

Why in the World Do We Need an International Day of Happiness, Anyway?

Valerie Alexander | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Why should rabid capitalists like us care about anyone's happiness but our own? Think of it as enlightened self interest. Dozens of studies in the past few years all reach the same basic conclusion on this point -- happiness is achievable, and a happy society is more profitable.

5 Ways Leaders Can Use the Third Metric to Improve Employee Happiness

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.17.2014 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

How can investing in employee wellbeing and happiness have such a significant effect on the bottom line?

Happiness Gets Its Day

Karol DeWulf Nickell | Posted 05.04.2014 | Good News
Karol DeWulf Nickell

International Day of Happiness isn't about drawing smiley faces on sticky notes (which I don't do) or putting a good face on bad news (which I do sometimes), it's about hitting the "pause" button sometime during March 20 and thinking about how happiness is an essential element of life.

The Happiness Tipping Point

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

Happiness is not about smiley faces, unicorns and light-hearted merriment. Nor is it about self-proclaimed gurus and their self-help anecdotes of supposed enlightenment.